REF NO : B73882

C & R Light

A Magnificent Pair Of George III Style Oval Giltwood Mirrors

England, Circa 1885

£88,000

A Magnificent Pair Of George III Style Oval Giltwood Mirrors In The Manner of Robert Adam, After A Design by C & R Light. Each mirror has an urn...

Dimensions

Height: 180 cm (71 in)
Width: 100 cm (40 in)
Depth: 9 cm (4 in)
REF NO : B73882

Description

A Magnificent Pair Of George III Style Oval Giltwood Mirrors In The Manner of Robert Adam, After A Design by C & R Light.

Each mirror has an urn finial amidst scrolling acanthus above an oval plate with a beaded and husk carved frame set within striking blue glass borders. This neo-classical form with its scrolling acanthus, rosettes and paterae in the manner of Robert Adam, is closely related to a design published by the firm of C & R Light in their Cabinet Furniture: Designs and Catalogue of Cabinet and Upholstery Furniture of 1881. A pair of mirrors of this design by C & R Light is illustrated in Child: World Mirrors, p. 165, pl. 299. A design for a related mirror by C & R Light with the addition of a four light candle arm is illustrated in Joy: Pictorial Dictionary of British 19th Century Furniture Design, p. 386. A further pair of mirrors of related design is illustrated in Adrian Alan, Vol V, p. 50.

Date

Circa 1885

Origin

England

Medium

Giltwood

C & R Light

Charles and Richard Light were cabinet makers and looking glass manufacturers of Curtain Road, Shoreditch; one of the most famous Nineteenth Century furniture making areas in London. The firm was one of the most dominant furniture manufacturers of the period and the dissemination of their designs was assisted by the publication of catalogues such as their 1880 publication ‚‘Cabinet Furniture Designs and Catalogue of Cabinet and Upholstery Furniture, Looking Glasses etc..,‚’.

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